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New Interpreter's Study Bible: NRSV with Apocrypha Leather Bound – 4 Aug 2003


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  • Leather Bound: 2600 pages
  • Publisher: Abingdon Press; Box edition (4 Aug. 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0687278317
  • ISBN-13: 978-0687278312
  • Product Dimensions: 26 x 19.6 x 5.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,659,349 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The New Interpreter's Study Bible (NISB) is a study Bible that offers the full text of the NRSV translation coupled with notes by ninety leading theologians.

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80 of 82 people found the following review helpful By N. P. Lamb on 9 Aug. 2003
Format: Hardcover
Some people want a Bible which has been adapted to suit the tastes of a particular sect or group, such as the ESV or the NIV. The majority prefer to use a Bible which has been translated without bias from the best available critical texts - the NRSV is the best available translation at this time.
Some people want a Study Bible which tells them what to believe and how to believe it, thus keeping everyone in line (e.g. NIV Study Bible, Life Application Study Bible). Many people prefer to consult a Study Bible in which the facts are presented from a more historical-critical point of view; the reader is left to make up his or her own mind about what to accept and what to reject (New Oxford Annotated NRSV 3rd ed.[NOAB], HarperCollins Study Bible [HCSB] and the Cambridge Annotated Study Bible NRSV).
For those in that last group, the New Interpreter's Study Bible (NISB) is a very welcome addition. If you already own the Oxford or HarperCollins, then purchase this volume for use alongside. If you are considering the Cambridge, get this one instead.
The study notes are somewhat more detailed than in the Oxford and HarperCollins. On page 5 the book of Genesis starts. There is only room for the first 5 verses, the rest of the space being taken up by notes and an excursus. This is actually quite exceptional. Generally the pages are 60% Bible text and 40% notes. A nice touch is that proper names in the Bible text have been broken down into syllables as was the case in the RSV.
Looking at Isaiah 7:14 as most conservative believers tend to do, we see that the NRSV translates 'young woman' correctly from the Massoretic text. Among the notes at the bottom of the page is a "Special Note" explaining how Matthew came to use the word 'virgin' in his Gospel.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By J. PORTER on 16 May 2006
Format: Hardcover
It's very easy to expect too much from a study Bible, and this Bible is by no means perfect but it does offer consise informative notes that give you the necessary background to understand the text along with helpful interpretive comments (that don't over interpret the text and don't force a singular interpretation upon you). I would have appreaciated a (consise) concordance but I guess you can't have everything. I have tried several other study Bibles and none compare to this one. Outstanding.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Bob on 14 Nov. 2010
Format: Hardcover
This is an outstanding study Bible for either the student or a more general reader interested in learning a bit more about the biblical text. Whilst not as complete as a Commentary, the NISB packs an awful lot of 'punch' in a relatively limited space and cross=references notes helpfully. There are detailed excursus in several places which provide a more general overview of a particular theme or phrase, not just verse by verse comments. There is also a good general introduction to each book.

Each book is analysed by a different scholar so the quality is sometimes a bit variable (Luke and Revelation are both outstanding, whilst I found some of the epistles a bit 'dry') and there is a preponderance of American scholarship. But these are minor quibbles. Overall, you will do well to find a better study at the price.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By csa on 19 July 2010
Format: Leather Bound
I bought this bible after reading the reviews on line.I am currently studying for ministry and thought that it would be a good investment.
The commentary is useful but not as detailed as I'd thought, and I really miss the concordance in the text, so this is not the one and only bible that you will need for preaching and teaching. Introductory passages are good,but overall not what I expected and certainly won't replace the other bibles that I have already .
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Birmingham Book Reader VINE VOICE on 24 Oct. 2007
Format: Hardcover
I purchased The New Interpreter's Study Bible: NRSV with Apocrypha
by Walter Harrelson after much looking. This study Bible has everything I need for my 'Lay Preacher' work. A conise note of every important verse. The lay out is easy to read.

This Bible does weigh a bit so be warned - but that is because it is so full of information. The Apocrypha is considered well - an excellant choice.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Dochie on 14 Mar. 2012
Format: CD-ROM
I find that it covers a wide range of Bible scholarship which is what I was looking for. It is easy to use and saves having to thumb through hundreds of pages. I would have preferred Mac compatibility.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Nigel Buckley on 11 Sept. 2010
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I got this bible to use on a 'Disciple' course as it was the recommended one. It arrived extremely quickly, only two days from placing the order! It's quite a heavy book with a rather odd page dimension, quite wide in proportion to the height. This, along with the flimsy 'bible' paper, makes it quite awkward to use, unless it's on a desk or lectern. The study resources are good, but some of the notes are very 'academic' and harder to understand than the text you wish to study! Not a bad book, but it could be better.
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